Sauk County Development Corp. Names New Leader
Excerpted from Baraboo News Republic
By Jake Prinsen
The Sauk County Development Corp. has chosen Platteville economic developer Edward White to head the agency as its new executive director.
The hiring marks one of the final actions in an 18-month effort to restructure the 40-year-old economic development agency from a quasi-governmental entity to a public/private partnership. White will take over the position starting Jan. 3.
Andrew Strathman led the search for the new director as president of organization’s transitional board of directors. He said White’s experience in connecting private industries with public development projects put him ahead of a dozen other candidates for the position.
Strathman said several times throughout the search for a new director that the group needed a “game changer” in its leader. He believes White will bring that change by facilitating collaboration between municipalities and the private sector.
White has served as economic development program manager for the Southwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and executive director of the Platteville Business Incubator.
As a certified economic development finance professional and business incubation manager, White brings more than 30 years of experience in building and financing community and economic development to the position.